Event News

Crowds take to the streets in Wicker Park, despite the heat

Date: 
07/30/2015
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Teeming with Wicker Park Fest goers from Paulina to North Ave., Milwaukee Ave. was bustling with activity despite the unrelenting heat. Hundreds of people roamed from booth to booth looking for one of a kind tees, jewelry, unique finds, delicious funnel cakes, aromatic candles and craft beers.

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Talented children take over the Triangle

Date: 
07/30/2015
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Spoken and sung, words seemed to mesmerize a relatively large audience at Tuesdays at the Triangle on July 28. The performers, from 826Chi and Cielito Lindo Family Folk Band, ranged in age from 7 to 13.

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Latino poetry tickled the senses in the Triangle Tuesday

Date: 
07/25/2015
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The night was calm as the group of poets slowly began gathering in the Polish Triangle this past Tuesday. It was Latino Poet night at a local event called Tuesdays at the Triangle.

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The Michael Malis Trio performs at the Polish Triangle

Date: 
07/18/2015
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Smooth jazz drifted through the Polish Triangle this past Tuesday as the Michael Malis Trio and trumpeter Chris Lawrence performed.

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Tsukasa Taiko Drummers drums up crowd

Date: 
07/09/2015
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The heart pounding drum sounds drew the interest of bicyclists, parents and children. Even a fire truck slowed down to check out what was going on as the Tsukasa Taiko Drummers performed during this last Tuesdays at the Triangle.

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Zebec charmed audiences in the Polish Triangle

Date: 
06/25/2015
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Zebec, avant garde jazz group, charmed the audience at this past Tuesdays at the Triangle with their original compositions.  Zebec's performance combined elements of traditional jazz along with avant garde music, which they interweaved seamlessly.

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Women Organizing Women proves action can beat the Machine

Date: 
01/15/2015
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With the majority of people at the Women against the Machine event, presented by Women Organizing Women (WOW), being focused on Chicago's educational system, news that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) PAC-Legislative committee and Executive Committee's endorsed Patr

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No-holds-barred: Women against the Machine

Date: 
01/13/2015
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With everything from a smoldering to a fire and brimstone kind of rage in the core of their beings, 16 women running for Chicago Aldermanic seats participated in Women Against the Machine at Jane Addams Hull House, 800 S. Halsted, Sat., Jan. 10.

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Wicker Park Committee's Aldermanic Candidate Forums enlighten voters

Date: 
01/12/2015
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Despite the cold temperatures outside, inside there was some heat generated as the Wicker Park Committee's Forum for the 1st and 2nd Ward Aldermanic Candidates in the Wicker Park Lutheran Church, corner of Hoyne and LeMoyne, Wednesday evening, enlightened attendees. 

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Spooky Halloween times are starting Friday night in local parks

Date: 
10/24/2014
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Halloween festive activities start this weekend on Friday night, Oct. with spooky park events. 

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Boo-Palooza ramps up to beat all attendance and fun records in Wicker Park with performances and participation

Date: 
10/22/2014
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Wicker Park’s Boo-Palooza, with weather predicted to be outstanding, could break all attendance records on Sat., Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire park, 1425 N. Damen, will be filled with activity tables, parades, educational experiences and performances. 

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Halloween spirits are restless...Boo-Palooza 2014 to arrive October 25 in Wicker Park

Date: 
10/17/2014
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Halloween spirits are restlessly awaiting Boo-Palooza's return to Wicker Park, Sat., Oct. 25, bringing with it numerous new activities, performances and learning experiences. Boo-Palooza 2014 will feature 60 organizations working together to present a memorable event for all ages in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave. 

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Downpour thinned crowds but didn't dampen spirits at Ukrainian Fest and Chicago Food Social

Date: 
08/23/2014
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The Ukrainian Days Festival (UDF), in Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave., and the Chicago Food Social in the parking lot of Kendall College, 900 N. Branch St.(near Chicago Ave. and Halsted St.),

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Critical Mass: a blur of cyclists encircled Wicker Park

Date: 
07/26/2014
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Critical Mass encircled Wicker Park on their end of July ride Friday evening, July 25, between 6:30 and 7 p.m.

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Quinn received warm reception throughout 45th Pride Parade

Date: 
07/02/2014
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Governor Pat Quinn was on hand for the 45th Annual Chicago PRIDE Parade on June 29, which passed hundreds of thousands of cheering people lining the route starting at Montrose and Broadway and winding its way southeast through Uptown and Lakeview, ending at Diversey and Sheridan. 

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Humboldt Park site of 19th Annual Dyke March Collective

Date: 
07/02/2014
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The Dyke March Collective held its 19th Annual Dyke March* on the city's west side on June 28, the day before the city's annual PRIDE Parade. 

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12th and 14th District cops caught soliciting...for Special Olympics

Date: 
05/30/2014
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Cops from the 12th and 14th Districts of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) were caught soliciting from on top of buildings and a paddy wagon as well as in the middle of streets on Friday morning along Madison and Fullerton Avenues.

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Three themes, three artists in Bucktown's ARC Gallery

Date: 
01/25/2014
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Nancy Fritz, Ann O'Brien and P.J. Mills are three artists whose works are currently on display in ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen, in Bucktown. Though there is no overall theme to the show, Ann O'Brien points out the coincidental use of squares and bright colors unify the entire space. Be sure to stop by before it closes on Feb. 1.

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The 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest in Wicker Park was filled with family activities

Date: 
11/20/2013
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The 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest in Wicker Park's Field House gymnasium, 1425 N. Damen Ave., was a four-hour high energy event for all members of the families on Sat., Nov. 16. which even included Elmo.

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Boo-Palooza celebrants in Wicker Park numbered close to 3,000

Date: 
11/03/2013
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Organized by the Wicker Park Advisory Council (WPAC), a cast of more than 400 volunteers, from in and out of the neighborhood and state, under the direction of Doug Wood, WPAC program coordinator. They put up and took down environments and a long list of activities in the park on a chilly, windy day. 

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